{tutorial, kind of} How to be a BAD food blogger34

Posted on July 14, 2014 by ChristieNorthern Rivers Stories


By BAD, I don’t mean bad-ass, as in, cool. I mean BAD as in CRAP.

This is obviously a tongue in cheek post. However, I have been a very bad blogger of late and I thought I might share with you some of the things you shouldn’t do.

So yes, if you want to be a GOOD blogger, do the opposite of what I say here.

These have been my crimes for the past 12 months…


1. Post infrequently. With no ryhme or reason. Don’t worry, readers will still keep coming back to check if you’re still alive. Ahem.


2. Take bad photos. Preferably unstyled. And don’t even publish them on your blog, just share on Instagram. Example.


3. Neglect social media. Sporadically post on Facebook at any time of the day or night and don’t even go near Twitter for 3 months+.


4. Forget to send newsletters. Turn off your monthly newsletter that sends all your recent posts to your subscribers. Because there’s no content, see point #1.


5. Only post client work. Enthusiastically accept paid work, then miraculously make time to spruik it via your blog. Your readers will love reading only sponsored content for months on end. *cough*


6. Ignore comments. Or reply back, like a million years later. (OK, I should apologise for this one – I LOVE your comments and am deeply sorry for not continuing the conversation with you! Life just got in the way. See next point).

me n pop

7. Change direction. Don’t post about food at all. Just out of the blue, write serious stories about your kids.

Can you think of any more blogger faux pas I’ve committed recently? Go on, tell me. I’ve got a tough skin.

Hoping to see you again here soon! No promises as to when :)

Christie xx

Special thanks to my blogger pal Kelley for the inspiration for this post. If you fancy a big belly laugh, check out her recent offering: 10 reasons why I am clearly not a blogger.

  • Yeah! That’s me!!!

  • Still reading you via my feed reader, doesn’t matter how long you vanish for, when you return I get your next post. Just started blogging again at my own place. :)

  • I have been taking bad photos for 4.5 years and I’m still alive to tell the tale! Actually… I do almost all these things. Party on!

    • And people still love you! Should have called this post – how to do the bare minimum and still be popular :)

  • Sara (Belly Rumbles)

    Oh yep, I’m guilty as charged! Thanks for the Monday morning chuckle Christie.

    • You’re welcome! Such a fun and exclusive club we are in, this lazy girl blogging stylz :)

  • Nicole Everett

    Yes, me too. Guilty!

  • I do nearly all of these things. *high five*

  • Guilty!

  • Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo

    I totally read that as ‘if you fancy a big belly’ and I was all offended like.

    But you love me. Which is totally mutual.

    • Oops! I feel like I should change that now – I would never say that!!! x

  • We all have our ups and downs. It’s called life! I am very happy to be a new follower, even if you have only been on Instagram of late!! :-)

    • Thank you, I know you understand! I look forward to sharing more yummy stuff with you soon :)

  • love it – and have done all those! Pretty sure all bloggers do at some stage…

    • You’re right! It’s probably best for your sanity to take it easy once in a while.

  • Bron

    Me in a nutshell!

  • Meg

    Oh dear – Thats me, all me! I just had extended “maternity + health + life is crazy + moving location” leave and leaking back via FB. Hmmmm…. perhaps not? But blogging is a job you make of it. No rules. That is the beauty of it, isn’t it?

    • Exactly! Sounds like your life is very full right now! I know the feeling.

  • Haha! I wouldn’t feel guilty if I were you – ultimately, it’s your blog, and limiting yourself to “a food blog” may not be the right thing for you right now! I say you should write about whatever’s most important to you!

  • Kathy www.yinyangmother.com

    Well I’m commenting late (right now) and not responding to comments, and blogging not enough either, and FBing all over the place or and I’m not dealing with your life hurdles thrown your way….I’m sure you needed the space.

    • It’s actually deeply satisfying to go ‘offline’ now and then :)

  • Umm – hello, how are any of your photos above terrible? They are way better then some of the images I’ve recently used on my food blog – which has also become a little more about lifestyle/mothering since having my 15 month old and becoming pregnant again… I think that’s just blogging – blogs evolve :)

  • The Blonde Tourist

    Oh man. This is me right now. LOL!

  • This is me too! So good to read it. (Don’t bother replying to my comment, at least not for a couple of months or so LOL).

  • Katie Rainbird

    I could’ve written this hon. It’s obviously the THING to do going by all of these comments! x

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